Who is Henry? Wendy Williams reportedly marries 'mystery' NYPD officer, friend claims host is 'desperate'
UPDATE: Wendy Williams' marriage announcement is now being disputed by her longtime friend and rep, William Selby. The Sun quotes Selby as telling them that the host was getting ahead of herself, and insisted she is still single. Wendy, however, bashed her rep who disputed her claims. "I’m married! I don’t care who knows it," she told Hollywood Unlocked. “Will sees no point in me getting married. But you know what? F**k Will."
"I have no reason to lie," Selby had said. "I think she is in something new... something she is just really excited about, and she probably got a little carried away." He explained that even if she wanted to get married, she would need an official license and he would certainly know about it. "Maybe that's something that she wants to do? So it could look like, you know, her life isn't that bad?" Selby had speculated.
"She just went through... She lost her mother. She lost her show. She lost her son to college. So she's been taking nothing but losses in the past several months. So she's looking desperately for a win. And sometimes when you become desperate, you know, you say foolish things," he said.
Wedding bells are chiming for Wendy Williams, the former host of 'The Wendy Williams Show', according to news reports that says she has secretly tied the knot with an NYPD officer named "Henry". The 58-year-old TV personality reportedly revealed the news to Jason Lee of 'Hollywood Unlocked'. However, the iconic daytime talk show host is yet to offer more details regarding the union.
The rumor mills are in overdrive with a number of tabloids and gossip columns speculating about the identity of her new husband, and whether it was her boyfriend whom she introduced in August 2021. Wendy shared a picture of her and the said boyfriend inside a car while celebrating her son Kevin Hunter Jr's 21st birthday that month. "My son's 21st birthday party on the yacht in #Miami was everything he wanted! Even my boyfriend," the post's caption read, which has since been taken down.
Who is Henry?
According to 'Hollywood Unlocked', Wendy hasn't revealed how they met or when they got married. What is known is that Wendy’s new husband is an officer of the law, employed with the New York Police Department. The star has only identified her new lover with his first name, Henry.
The talk show host reportedly also told Jason Lee that she was still facing financial issues and that her Amex no longer works but her friends have helped her secure access to one of her accounts. Jason said that Wendy was trying to remain upbeat and stay positive but was having issues with her family. She reportedly instructed her team to keep her entire family away from her, and that she only wanted to remain in contact with her son Kevin Jr.
Wendy was married to TV producer Kevin Hunter for nearly two decades before she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. The TV star blamed his alleged affair with Sharina Hudson for the end of their marriage. She stated in the divorce filing that Kevin's love child was too much for her to handle or work through with him. "I've known about her almost since the beginning. I've known that Kevin is a serial cheat. The first time I found out was while I was pregnant with our son on bed rest," Wendy alleged, adding, "This girl wasn't the only one. She just happens to be the one who kept his baby." Post divorce, Wendy dated Maryland contractor, Mike Esterman.
In July 2022, her fans were thrilled when Wendy began her new podcast show titled 'The Wendy Experience.' She launched a new Instagram account @thewendyexperiencepodcast on July 6 and posted a short clip of herself sitting on her iconic purple chair. The TV personality appeared to be working on something as she sat in front of her Macbook.
"Doing A Show, Not a TV Show Sorry it is a WENDY EXPERIENCE! STAY TUNED! #wendy #experience #new #vibe #fabulous #begginings," she wrote in the caption.